TODAY

20 Feet From Stardom — Millions know their voices, but few know their names. In his compelling film "20 Feet from Stardom," award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film includes rare archival footage and a peerless soundtrack. During this screening Quinn Snacks will be providing free popcorn for the movie and there will be food and drink available for purchase; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; etown.org.

Winter Bookclub Night — Fiction, nonfiction, both old and new — favorite books for bookclubs will be shared. The evening will include refreshments, recommendations, and conversations with publisher representatives and BBS booksellers; 7 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/winter-bookclub-night.

Introducing the Band with Mark Diamond — A weekly Tuesday night music series hosted by Mark Diamond that will feature a different band and style of music at every show is planned. Food and drink are available while you enjoy the music; 7 p.m., The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St., Boulder; free; 720-372-3341, postbrewing.com/event/introducing-the-band-with-mark-diamond.


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Mardi Gras Party with Defunkt Railroad — Defunkt Railroad is a three-piece band playing a mix of rock and blues, R&B, originals, and Louisiana roots music (Cajun, zydeco, New Orleans funk); 9 p.m., Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Road, Boulder; free.

UPCOMING

Midday Music Meditation — Join each second Wednesday, in the Canyon Theater of the Boulder Public Library, for an hour of beautifully improvised music; noon, Wednesday, Canyon Theater of the Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder; free; 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org/featured.

16th Annual World Sound Healing Day — Join Andi and Jonathan Goldman and friends for a free toning ceremony/meditation and send a sonic Valentine to Mother Earth as a group tones the "Ah" sound together for planetary peace. Come celebrate "The Sound Heard Around the World"; 5 p.m., Wednesday, Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; free; 303-443-8181, worldsoundhealingday.org.

Singles Awareness Day Party — Single on Valentine's Day? Dannik's has got you covered. It offeres free well drinks for ladies and plenty of fun games (Cards Against Humanity, What Do You Meme?, etc.); 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dannik's Gunbarrel Corner Bar, 6525 Gunpark Drive, Boulder; free; 303-530-7423, danniks.com.

Joan Carol Lieberman: "Optimal Distance, A Life Divided" — Joan Carol Lieberman will speak about and sign her new books, "Optimal Distance, A Life Divided: Part One" and "Optimal Distance, A Life Divided: Part Two"; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/joan-carol-lieberman-optimal-distance-life-divided.

Fred Turner: "Media Against Fascism, Then and Now" — Fred Turner is the Harry and Norman Chandler Professor of Communication at Stanford University. His talk, "Media Against Fascism, Then and Now" is drawn from his recent book "The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties"; 5:30 p.m., Thursday, University of Colorado Boulder, Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder; free; colorado.edu/cwctp.

Science of Sci-Fi: Zombie Pathology — Explore popular zombie movies such as "World War Z," "The Walking Dead," and "28 Days Later," digging into what they got right, what they got wrong, and how they might help us prepare for a real-life global pandemic. With Becky Nevin is a graduate student in the Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences Department at University of Colorado; 7 p.m., Thursday, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder; colorado.edu/fiske.